The Golf Industry Show touches upon all the elements of golf course management, ranging from agronomics, to communications, the environment, leadership and business management. Education occurs in the formal classroom seminar format as well as panel discussions, large general sessions and small trade show presentations. Registration is open along with hotel and travel information. Superintendent Magazine’s booth will be at #1211.

When: Saturday, Feb. 4 — Thursday, Feb. 9
Where: Orange County Convention Center — Orlando, Florida
Online: http://www.golfindustryshow.com/
Facebook: Golf Industry Show
Twitter: @GIS_2017 #GIS2017


 

Trade Show Hours

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Opening Night Celebration 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 8: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


 

Important Times

Monday, Feb. 6

8 a.m. | GCSAA Golf Championships
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | GCSAA Education Conference

Tuesday, Feb. 7

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  GCSAA Education Conference
5:15 – 6:45 p.m. |  Opening Night Celebration
7 – 8:30 p.m. |  Opening Night Celebration reception

Wednesday, Feb. 8

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | GCSAA Education Conference
8:30 – 9 a.m. | Trade Show Floor Opening Event
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Education on the Trade Show floor
9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. | NGCOA Golf Business Conference
12:30 – 2 p.m. | Celebrating Certification
5:30 – 7 p.m. | Equipment Manager Networking Reception

Thursday, Feb. 9

7 a.m. – 8 a.m. | Prayer Breakfast
7 a.m.– 8 a.m. | Turf Bowl Breakfast
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | GCSAA Education Conference seminars
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Education on the trade show floor
1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. | GCSAA Annual Meeting
5:30 – 7 p.m. | Closing Night Celebration


 

Trade Show Activities

Superintendent Magazine VIP Happy Hour
On Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., attendees are invited to swing by the Superintendent Magazine booth #1211 to meet our new Editor in Chief, David Frabotta, and enjoy our VIP Happy Hour.

Test Drive Technology Center
The Test Drive Technology Center will provide an opportunity for attendees to preview technologies at Tech Tips on the Half sessions. Attendees will be able to listen and see industry experts presenting ways technology is being used in business.

Inside the Ropes
Attendees will have a chance to demo various new technology, talk to experts and test drive utility vehicles.

Get On Board with BMP Game
Attendees are invited to play the BMP game with monopoly-like boards that’ll be distributed in registration bags. By visiting participating booths, attendees can grab stickers to add to their board. Game boards can be turned into the Silent Auction booth for a drawing Thursday afternoon once all stickers are collected.

Bistro On The Show Floor
On Feb. 8-9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  attendees will be able to purchase a lunch buffet for $22 per day and network with industry peers.

Taste of the Town
On Thursday, Feb. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., attendees will be able to network with peers and visit food and beverage stations across the show floor. They will also have a chance to win $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000.


 

Seminar List

Monday, Feb. 6

One-Day Seminars: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Morning Half-Day Seminars: 8 a.m. – Noon

Afternoon Half-Day Seminars: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Find the full Monday seminar schedule.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

One-Day Seminars: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Morning Half-Day Seminars: 8 a.m. – Noon

Find the full Tuesday seminar schedule.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Two-Hour Seminars

  1. Phosphorus – Must it Always Equal Zero?
  2. Reclaimed Waste Water for Turf Irrigation
  3. The Impact of Your Spray Tank Water on Pesticide Performance
  4. Don’t Kill Your Buzz: Best Management Practices for Improving Pollinator Spaces on the Golf Course
  5. Internships: How to Attract Great Interns and How to Secure the Internship to Launch Your Career

Find the full Wednesday seminar schedule.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Two-Hour Seminars

  1. Fundamentals of Foliar Fertilization
  2. Evaluating Career Options
  3. The Do’s and Don’ts of Rebuilding Greens
  4. Extreme Grinding

Find the full Thursday seminar schedule.

Download a printable 2017 GIS Seminar Lineup.